Looking back at medical care during the First World War

The medical history of the Great War is now a century old. Yet, despite the potential richness of its subject, with a dramatic range of medical failures and achievements to be explored, the historiography of the war remains limited. The postwar medical environment continues to receive greater attention than mid-war activity. 

—Emily Mayhew and Christopher Crenner, Introduction to the Virtual Issue
To mark 100 years since the start of the First World War, the Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences has put together a collection of articles entitled “Medical Care during the First World War.”
Image: Naval Hospital New Orleans WWI by Uncredited US Navy photographer. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Looking back at medical care during the First World War

The medical history of the Great War is now a century old. Yet, despite the potential richness of its subject, with a dramatic range of medical failures and achievements to be explored, the historiography of the war remains limited. The postwar medical environment continues to receive greater attention than mid-war activity. 

—Emily Mayhew and Christopher Crenner, Introduction to the Virtual Issue

To mark 100 years since the start of the First World War, the Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences has put together a collection of articles entitled “Medical Care during the First World War.”

Image: Naval Hospital New Orleans WWI by Uncredited US Navy photographer. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.